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Security has been heightened in response to a chieftaincy dispute that erupted in violence at Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern region. 

Law enforcement officials have been strategically stationed at key locations to closely monitor the situation and prevent any further recurrence of unrest.

Reports indicate that a gun attack related to an ongoing chieftaincy dispute has resulted in tragic casualties with two individuals losing their lives and five others sustaining gunshot wounds.

Following the incident, local authorities have taken swift action to ensure the safety of residents and to maintain law and order in the area.

As tensions remain high, efforts are being made to engage all relevant parties and seek a peaceful resolution to the dispute.

Meanwhile, onene person had already sustained a gunshot wound last week from the chieftaincy dispute which was caused by the installation of a parallel chief by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council under heavy police and military protection.

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Tuesday’s shooting incident, OnuaOnlines sources indicate, occurred when the parallel chief, Barima Adu Korkoor III, was taking a procession through the Adoagyiri township after his return from the Ofori Panin Fie at Kyebi where he was enstooled and swore an oath to Okyenhene and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council last week.

The development infuriated the Nsawam Adoagyiri residents who pay homage to Akyem Kotoku.

Residents in the municipality have been gripped by fear following the foul development in the past few weeks despite a launch of investigation by the Ghana Police Service into the incidents. They are worried about the insecurity that is fast gaining roots in the area.

They want the National Security and Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs ministries to act swiftly with all relevant stakeholders to avert any possible reprisal attacks.

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